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LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Trombonist Efe Erdem Drops New EP “First Kiss” | Available NOW

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Trombonist Efe Erdem releases ‘First Kiss’ EP
 
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – June 24, 2016 – PRLog — The virtuoso trombonist known internationally as Efe Erdem has released his new EP album, “First Kiss.” The album has been proudly published on the RDM Records independent music label without the direction or influence of the corporate music industry. Groovy, jazzy, and full of funk and rhythm ‘n’ blues, “First Kiss” is a startling introduction to this intuitive brass player from Turkey.
 

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Jaimeo Brown Transcendence | “Be So Glad”

Jaimeo Brown Transcendence - 2016
 
Jaimeo Brown Transcendence
Releases Music Video for “Be So Glad” From
Critically Acclaimed Sophomore Release Work Songs
 
Album Available Now via Motéma Music
 
At a time where it feels like history is repeating itself and the world has lost its way, drummer, composer, educator and activist Jaimeo Brown asks, “What is important?” For Brown, the answer is to tell the unheard stories in the name of those who need them. To tell the stories of life and the human experience. To tell the stories of the forgotten: to honor the workers and the music of their lives.
 

Cuban Pianist Axel Tosca’s Self-Titled Album Coming March 25th, 2016 Via ALFI Records

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ALFI Records Releases Eponymous Album by Pianist Axel Tosca
 
NEW YORK, NY, February 25, 2016 ­­- ALFI Records celebrates the release of “Axel Tosca,”a nine-track album of contemporary jazz with a global reach, composed and performed by Axel Tosca, the Cuban-born, New York-based piano virtuoso. Special guests on the album include Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums), James Genus (bass), Luisito Quintero (percussion) and Ron Blake (saxophone/flute). Release date: March 25; Pre-order date: February 26

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Flutist Jef Kearns to Release New EP “The Flute” on Feb. 27th, 2016

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Jef Kearns spins his unique Urban Contemporary Jazz flute flavorings on the aptly entitled, The Flute – Coming Feb. 27th, 2016
 
LISTEN to New Single “Hazy” feat. Karen Jewels EXCLUSIVELY on T.U.M.S. below!
 
While the flute is not a prominent lead instrument in the world of urban contemporary jazz, Jef Kearns has been changing that perspective in a mighty and funky way in the past decade. Before releasing his debut, On the Level in 2008, the Toronto, Canada native already immersed himself in the hip-hop/R&B music on Detroit radio stations.
 

Drummer Ralph Peterson & Trio Returns w/New Album “TriAngular III” on April 8th, 2016

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Drummer Ralph Peterson Makes Triumphant
Return to Trio Format with TriAngular III,
Featuring Zaccai and Luques Curtis
 
Album Serves as Testament to the Healing Power of Music
 
Available April 8 via Onyx Music & Truth Revolution Records
 
A great sequel is a rarity worth waiting for. Drummer/composer Ralph Peterson returns to the trio format for only the third time in 30 years on TriAngular III, due out April 8 via Peterson’s own Onyx Music label and Truth Revolution Records. This time out he’s joined by brothers Zaccai and Luques Curtis on piano and bass, adding a new incarnation to the prestigious TriAngular lineage.

Brian Andres & Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel to Release 3rd Album “This Could Be That” on Jan. 15th, 2016

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Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel’s third album “This Could Be That” is Available NOW on Amazon.
 
San Francisco’s popular Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, led by drummer Brian Andres, has completed their third album, “This Could Be That, ” with the majority of sessions recorded at Studio Trilogy with engineer Willie Samuels.
 
The album is the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel’s third recording, scheduled for a January 15th, 2016 release. A continuation of the hard hitting, modern Latin Jazz sound they’ve become known for, it features special guests Alex Acuna, Venissa Santi, John Santos, Louie Romero, Michael Spiro, Calixto Oviedo, Jesus Florido and Brian’s father, Mike Andres.

Jaimeo Brown Transcendence to Release New Album “Work Songs” on Feb. 12th, 2016

Jaimeo Brown Transcendence's Work Songs
 
Jaimeo Brown Transcendence’s Work Songs Resurrects Stories of Workers and Prisoners Worldwide in a Call to Action During Tense Times in America
 
Album Fuses Jazz, Hip Hop, and Blues on 12 Sample-Heavy Original Tracks
 
Available February 12, 2016 on Motéma Music
 
At a time where it feels like history is repeating itself and the world has lost its way, drummer, composer, educator and activist Jaimeo Brown asks, “What is important?” For Brown, the answer is to tell the unheard stories in the name of those who need them. To tell the stories of life and the human experience. To tell the stories of the forgotten: to honor the workers and the music of their lives.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Project Grand Slam Drops New Single “New York City Groove” feat Kat Robichaud

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PROJECT GRAND SLAM’S NEW YORK CITY GROOVE OUT NOW DIGITALLY & FEATURING GUEST VOCALIST KAT ROBICHAUD FROM “THE VOICE”
 
Acclaimed bassist/composer/bandleader Robert Miller has been busy with his band, Project Grand Slam, playing soulful, high energy contemporary jazz with an equal mix of funk and fiery rock elements. PGS is back in action now with Robert’s new song, the recently released New York City Groove, together with a video for the song that has garnered over 20k views in the first few days since its release. Continuing to keep the sound eclectic and current, Robert enlisted 2013 “The Voice” semi-finalist Kat Robichaud to lend her rock n’ roll/glam flavor to the song and the video.
 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to Release New Project “LIVE IN CUBA” on Aug. 21st, 2015

Wynton Marsalis - Live in Cuba
 
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Live in Cuba
Blue Engine Records
Release: 21 August 2015
 
LIVE IN CUBA captures nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis and the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s dazzling first—and only—performances in Cuba, where they explored the profound connections between American jazz and Afro-Cuban music, from bebop to bolero and beyond.
 

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! R&B/Funk Band Orgone Releases New Album “Beyond The Sun” on April 28th, 2015 | Announces New Tour

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Photo: Art Arroz Photography
 
ORGONE BRINGS FUNK INTO THE 21ST CENTURY ON SHANACHIE DEBUT BEYOND THE SUN
& READIES FOR BLOCKBUSTER SPRING TOUR!!
 
Orgone releases electrifying bonus track “Sweet Feet,” which they describe as an anthem for wallflowers around the world.
 

 
In the 1970’s, there was a plethora of self-contained R&B/funk bands such as The Meters, Kool & The Gang, Earth, Wind & Fire, War, Parliament/Funkadelic, Mandrill, Rufus and of course James Brown’s JB’s, who were creating expansive combinations of R&B, funk, rock, Latin and pan-African sounds, often via wide-ranging, incendiary live performances that put them on the cutting edge of global music-making.